GLBT Retirement Communities

  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2010 9:31 PM GMT
    I was just curious to see what the costs are associated with joining a retirement center when the link popped up on my facebook page...Oh my gosh..this looks pretty nice...but I really can't see the justification in spending that much.

    http://www.fountaingrovelodge.com/pricing_and_fees.php

    Is this typical for retirement communities? I have never looked at the costs before.
  • Midas426

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    Dec 28, 2010 9:34 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI was just curious to see what the costs are associated with joining a retirement center when the link popped up on my facebook page...Oh my gosh..this looks pretty nice...but I really can't see the justification in spending that much.

    http://www.fountaingrovelodge.com/pricing_and_fees.php

    Is this typical for retirement communities? I have never looked at the costs before.


    The prices seem a bit higher than the norm but yeah retirement communities generally have entrance fees at least in the $100K - $400K range. Supposedly the high fees cover all maintenance...and includes water, gas, electric, and possibly internet/cable.
  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2010 9:35 PM GMT
    Seems ridiculous. Why not just live in a townhouse/condo/PUD complex with a community center... They offer pretty much the same thing...except for the weekly maid. I just don't see the justification for the monthly fees being so high.
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:29 AM GMT
    $3K a month for a 1-BDR? That better come with a personal butler.

    Besides, I thought most gays were gonna do the Golden Girls thing, where you all share a house. That seems to be the more economical thing to do.
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:31 AM GMT
    xrichx said$3K a month for a 1-BDR? That better come with a personal butler.

    Besides, I thought most gays were gonna do the Golden Girls thing, where you all share a house. That seems to be the more economical thing to do.



    I didn't know the Golden Girls were gay... interesting...
  • Citrushills

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    Dec 29, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    metta8 saidI was just curious to see what the costs are associated with joining a retirement center when the link popped up on my facebook page...Oh my gosh..this looks pretty nice...but I really can't see the justification in spending that much.

    http://www.fountaingrovelodge.com/pricing_and_fees.php

    Is this typical for retirement communities? I have never looked at the costs before.


    I think these costs are ridiculous. There should be some for much less.
  • Citrushills

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    Dec 29, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    I think that if you subtract the golf course and the spa, a GLBT retirement community could run for less than half the price of this in many locations. But California and New York are more expensive, obviously. Still, without just those two particular luxuries, it should be cheaper.
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    Dec 29, 2010 5:18 AM GMT
    You're paying for Sonoma County. You'd do better in Boynton.
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    Dec 29, 2010 5:32 AM GMT
    Eh, i'd probably retire in either Castro street or Provincetown.
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    Dec 29, 2010 5:48 AM GMT
    ROCKSTAR_muscle said
    xrichx said$3K a month for a 1-BDR? That better come with a personal butler.

    Besides, I thought most gays were gonna do the Golden Girls thing, where you all share a house. That seems to be the more economical thing to do.



    I didn't know the Golden Girls were gay... interesting...
    I always wondered about them...used to watch the show religiously. icon_lol.gif